Arsenal fans demand Ismaila Sarr statue outside Emirates after Liverpool heroics
Arsenal fans have demanded a statue of Ismaila Sarr built outside the Emirates to commemorate his performance against Liverpool on Saturday.
The Reds lost their first game of the Premier League season after Watford defeated them 3-0 at Vicarage Road.
Nigel Pearson’s men were in complete control throughout the tie and Sarr was the man of the match.
The forward was responsible for two goals and an assist in a pulsating match that saw Liverpool lose their 44-game unbeaten run.
It means that Arsenal remain the only side in the Premier League era to go a season without being defeated.
That year came in 2002/03 under Arsene Wenger with the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Sol Campbell in the team.
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But Gunners fans are insistent that a statue of Sara go up outside the north London ground in honour of his masterclass vs Liverpool.
One fan account on Twitter sarcastically wrote: “BREAKING: Arsenal have announced plans to build a statue of Arsenal legend Ismaïla “Sarr outside of the Emirates stadium next to Thierry Henry.”
While another replied: “A true Arsenal Legend and he has never worn an Arsenal shirt.”
This fan said: “Thank you Sarr!!”
“Well deserved if you ask me,” a fourth tweeted.
And even a Manchester United fan got involved, saying: “I will help donate.”
Jurgen Klopp’s men still remain on course to win the Premier League at a canter, which would be their first since the format was introduced in 1992.
They sit 22 points clear of Manchester City with 10 games to go.
Nevertheless, the Reds boss was not pleased with the manner in which his side were beaten.
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"They did exactly what they wanted to do, we did not. That's how football works,” he said.
"You have to accept it, it's not so easy, but it's the proof we were not good enough. It's always very difficult.
"If you win good, if you lose, try to do it in the right manner and do it like a man."
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